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A Hero Recognized: Officer Joe Verdi

A Hero Recognized: Officer Joe Verdi

Police Officer Joe Verdi of Highway Patrol was recently honored on the floor of the New York State Assembly by Assemblyman Dean Murray, the Long Island delegation, and the full Assembly for his actions on January 28, 2016. Officer Verdi was dispatched a call of… Read More ›

Protect Your Family – Spring in Safety!

Protect Your Family – Spring in Safety!

Warming temperatures, budding trees, and longer days are all signs that spring has sprung. And while we all begin the spring clean-up, the PBA offers a few springtime safety reminders to keep you, your family, and your pets safe. Review Home Safety Checklist The National… Read More ›

Probation Officers

Probation Officers

Probation is recognized as a judicial function, overseen by the Courts, and is an integral part of the law enforcement team in Suffolk County. Probation Officers have dual responsibilities of public safety in the community and rehabilitation efforts with offenders. They are often referred to… Read More ›

Letters to the Commisioner

Letters to the Commisioner

Good afternoon Commissioner, Officer Grenia (622224/310) pulled me over on Feb 24@ ~2:00 am to alert me that the passenger headlight on my SUV was out. It was middle of the night, there were hardly any cars out, and I was driving alone when he… Read More ›

Valentine’s Day Family Fun Crafts!

Valentine’s Day Family Fun Crafts!

If you are looking for a way to make this Valentine’s Day special with your kids or grandkids, try making a fun Valentine’s Day craft with them. Crafting is a fun, inexpensive, and easy family activity. Here are a few ideas to get you started.… Read More ›

DIY Snowman

DIY Snowman

No winter edition of a magazine would be complete without a DIY snowman column. So the writers of On Patrol have scoured available research to find the ideal snowman making instructions and have combined from several sources what we think are the best tips on… Read More ›

Winter Driving Tips

Winter Driving Tips

It is no secret that life does not slow down for bad weather. Unless we are buried in a blizzard, most of us will have to drive in some kind of bad weather this winter. With the potential of freezing temperatures, low visibility, icy roads,… Read More ›

2015 Holiday Highlights

2015 Holiday Highlights

Suffolk County Police Department Officers Light the Menorah The Dix Hills Jewish Chai Center’s 4th Night Out honored officers from the Second Precinct Community Support Unit (CSU) and Community Oriented Police Enforcement (COPE) for their community service and outreach throughout the year. The officers attended the event… Read More ›

A Very Special Delivery!

A Very Special Delivery!

In the early hours of December 2nd, Patrol Officer Joseph Ferro got quite a surprise when he stopped to check on a car pulled over on Deer Park Avenue – a woman, accompanied by her husband, was in active labor! Officer Ferro radioed in for… Read More ›